See/download download this Kohana Module at github.

This module provides a way to schedule tasks (jobs) within your Kohana application. Based on the job done by Chris Bandy https://github.com/cbandy/kohana-cron

Uses vendor mtdowling/cron-expression https://github.com/mtdowling/cron-expression.


Step 1: Download the module into your modules subdirectory.

Step 2: Create table crontab

`id_crontab` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
`period` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
`callback` varchar(140) NOT NULL,
`params` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
`description` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
`date_created` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,
`date_started` datetime DEFAULT NULL,
`date_finished` datetime DEFAULT NULL,
`date_next` datetime DEFAULT NULL,
`times_executed` bigint DEFAULT NULL,
`output` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
`running` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT ‘0',
`active` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT ‘1',
PRIMARY KEY (`id_crontab`),
UNIQUE KEY `crontab_UK_name` (`name`)

Step 3: Enable the module in your bootstrap file:

* Enable modules. Modules are referenced by a relative or absolute path.
‘cron’ => MODPATH.’cron’,
// ‘auth’ => MODPATH.’auth’, // Basic authentication
// ‘codebench’ => MODPATH.’codebench’, // Benchmarking tool
// ‘database’ => MODPATH.’database’, // Database access
// ‘image’ => MODPATH.’image’, // Image manipulation
// ‘orm’ => MODPATH.’orm’, // Object Relationship Mapping
// ‘pagination’ => MODPATH.’pagination’, // Paging of results
// ‘userguide’ => MODPATH.’userguide’, // User guide and API documentation


Add in the crontab table new entries to execute your code.

Edit bootstrap.php add at the end the following: Cron::run();

This will run the cron on every request (not recommended, chec advanced).

Advanced Usage

If you have access to the system crontab, you can run Cron once a minute (or less). You will need to modify the lines where the request is handled in your bootstrap file to prevent extraneous output. The default is:

echo Request::factory()

Change it to:

if ( ! defined(‘SUPPRESS_REQUEST’))
echo Request::factory()

Then set up a system cron job to run your application’s Cron once a minute:

  • * * * * /usr/bin/php -f /var/www/open-classifieds/oc/modules/common/modules/cron/cron.php

The included cron.php should work for most cases (review path), but you are free to callCron::run() in any way you see fit.